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Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers manufacturing for BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.
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Elite Sports Clubs properties sold to real estate investor

At least three of the Elite Sports Clubs properties in the Milwaukee area have been sold to an Arizona-based real estate investment trust, according to state records.
Downtown Milwaukee skyline

It took until 2018 for Milwaukee County’s economy to reach pre-recession...

Milwaukee County’s real GDP grew 1.9% in 2018, the strongest year of growth since 2011 and enough to finally put the county’s economy ahead...

Huf North America sells Milwaukee die cast operation

German automotive manufacturer Huf Group announced plans to sell its Milwaukee operations to the Italian zinc die casting firm Bruschi S.pA.
Johnson Controls Inc. headquarters

Johnson Controls ties financing to sustainability metrics

Johnson Controls International plc says it is one of the first industrial companies to tie its senior revolving credit facilities to its performance on select sustainability metrics.

Metro Milwaukee employers less optimistic on hiring heading into 2020

The majority of metro Milwaukee employers surveyed by ManpowerGroup expect to maintain their current staffing levels heading into 2020, but the percentage planning to grow staff decreased from the same time last year.
Badger Meter Inc. headquarters

Bockhorst replacing Meeusen as Badger Meter chairman

Ken Bockhorst will replace Rich Meeusen as the chairman of Brown Deer-based Badger Meter Inc., the company announced Friday. Meeusen was the CEO of Badger...

New data says Wisconsin isn’t losing manufacturing jobs, but the state’s...

Depending on which data source you look at, Wisconsin either lost 1,300 manufacturing jobs in the first six months of the year or added...
wisconsin exports

Wisconsin exports down 2.3% in October

Wisconsin companies exported nearly $1.86 billion in goods in October, a 2.3% decrease from the same time in 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau...

Arson charges filed in 2017 Stage Off Main fire in Waukesha

The primary operator of a bar near downtown Waukesha was allegedly involved in a 2017 fire that damaged the venue at 854 Martin St.
Foxconn vertical construction

Foxconn announces $31 million in construction contracts

Foxconn Technology Group and GIlbane│Exyte on Monday announced four subcontract awards for Foxconn’s nearly 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant.

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